The flowers show God’s artistry,
As new growth and plants have begun,
To reach for the warm sun!
Ah, how I am amazed by Thee!
It’s also that time of year when new discoveries
Are common on my little walks through nature;
In this case, they are oddball shapes in trees.
And you know I had to take photos for sure!
This is in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Spring or Wood. In this case, it will be Spring and Wood (in the form of trees) because I’m including both. 🙂 I’m starting off the gallery with my grandma’s hot magenta azaleas:
My grandma’s azaleas are going a bit crazy!
I gave my mom the camera, but you know I’m too shy to show my face. 😉
I saw the bee and followed it around, hoping to get a shot. I’m thankful it finally landed!
Maples are coming to life – the leaves are very glossy.
The leaves practically scream “new growth” – they look so fresh.
I found a bug on this one – he may be eating the new growth. Maybe it screams “Fresh Salad!” instead.
I found this little fellow on the ground – I almost stepped on him – and I picked him up. He didn’t seem to mind.
I put him in my hanging basket of wildflowers to eat any bugs that might eat my wildflowers.
Wild Violets are in full bloom.
This is what part of our lawn currently looks like – I plan to dig some up before my mom mows them all down.
These pretty flowers have leaves like clovers – I really like them, whatever they are.
I found this growing in my grandma’s yard – I don’t know what it is, but I really like it!
A lop-sidded U, perhaps?
A nose or a bird – I saw a nose, my mom saw a bird. 😂
Vine Choking Tree – reminds me oddly enough of a candy cane. 😂
This tree reminds me of a bird’s foot – except it’s missing a talon. Let’s pretend it’s under the leaves.
Meet my new pear tree that grew from a seed this Spring. I didn’t expect it to grow when I planted it, but it did.
Just broke through the soil…
I removed the seed case because for two days it was stuck on there keeping it from spreading its leaves, and didn’t fall off on its own.
Reach for the sun, little guy!
If you saw the name of the photo, you probably think I made a typo, but here’s the story: I name everything. Wildlife that I see often and my plants that I keep around usually ends up with a name. This is a pear tree. I went blank. But my mom came up with it: Peary Mason. (The old book series written by Erle Stanley Gardner and TV series starring Raymond Burr?) I really like that old TV show, and the name stuck. 😄
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